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Appeal Court refuses to give ruling on Ondo PDP governorship tussle

01 November 2016, 19:02

Abuja - Members of the panel hearing the Ondo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidacy crisis appeals at the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal have disqualified themselves from hearing the cases, reports Punch.

Members of the panel are Justices Jumai Sankey, E. Agim and O.E William-Dawudu

The panel withdrew from the cases on Tuesday after a petition by one of the respondents, Biyi Poroye claiming that Justice Sankey has been biased and likely to be compromised.

Justice Sankey in a short ruling directed that the files of all the five pending appeals relating to the PDP governorship ticket in Ondo State should be returned to the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, for re-assignment to another panel.

A new panel will be constituted to prosecute the appeals against the orders made by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court.

No new date has been fixed for the Court of Appeal ruling.

News 24 recalls that Abang had in the judgement declared the governorship candidate from the rival faction led by former Borno State governor, Ali-Modu Sheriff, as the authentic PDP candidate for the November, 26 election in the state.

Jimoh Ibrahim is the candidate of the Sheriff faction of the party.

Eyitayo Jegede, who is the candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi- led faction had approached the Appeal Court to appeal against Justice Abang's ruling.

- News 24

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